Conjuring an innovative idea, believing in it and in yourself, finding a way to turn it into a reality and developing it into something bigger that changes the lives of thousands or millions of people – this is the dream of any entrepreneurial person regardless of where in the world they live. But to make the dream a reality are needed a number of factors. Some of them are the result of sheer luck, others stem from the personal qualities of the individual engaged in the startup, and a third group comes from the environment where the young and ambitious firm develops.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced expanded access to Acronis Cyber Protect – its game-changing flagship solution that integrates data protection, cybersecurity, and endpoint management – through a beta that is available to all IT teams.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures governments took to fight it provoked us to completely redefine our lives and the things that unit recently we took for granted, from travelling to meeting friends to the psychological challenge of the lockdown.
One of the lessons we learnt has two sides.
One of the ways in which the lockdown united our family, scattered over three locations around Europe, was the sudden and somewhat surprising way we all got hooked on computer games. My mother went all into playing a version of online Mahjong, my brother rediscovered a long-forgotten strategy game and became obstinate to win on chess agains the computer, and I discovered that the endless WhatsApp conversations pass more imperceptibly when I play Tetris or 1024.
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced today the availability of Acronis Cyber Protect, an innovative new cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-gen anti-malware, cybersecurity, and endpoint management tools into one service.
Nowadays all of us wonder what will be the new normal after humanity eventually overcomes the Covid-19 pandemic. The answers are many and diverse, but one of the surest things is that fintech industry will become an even more important part of the planet's life and economy.
As a result, the actions of the private and the NGO sector created the feel of community, in which individual citizens and organisations make a whole organism. Everyone in it understood that they are responsible not only for their own health and wellbeing, but also for the health and wellbeing of the others. In a couple of weeks Bulgaria became a country where companies took some financial burden off their employees and clients, firms donated money, PPE and medicines to hospitals, volunteers brought food to lonely people, and actors and musicians gave away their art.
Acronis, a world leader in cybersecurity announced that Amy Luby, a respected specialist in IT service providing, has joined the company as its Channel Chief Evangelist. In this role she will show IT services providers how including cybersecurity in their service portfolio will help their businesses to grow.
Life caught us all by surprise and the notion that long-term planning is pointless and even impossible settled in the business field. But when we look at things in perspective, we begin to realise that we should not underestimate long-term planning. Yes, recently were cancelled events that were planned for months and years: from the Tokyo Olympiad to countless sport competitions, conferences, public talks, teambuildings, concerts and weddings.
Recently Google announced a breakthrough in development of a technology that until not that long ago sounded as science fiction – a quantum computer. Using principles from quantum mechanics, which even Nobel prize winners in physics define as beyond ordinary human logic, quantum computers will increase exponentially the capability for information processing and storage.
Well planned events all look the same: the participants are satisfied, the goals are achieved, the nice memories are here. Not well organised events all fail in different ways: bad weather, bad dynamics between participants, insufficient advertisement, low attendance, food poisoning… The only thing that stands between the two is the professional event planner.
When good examples in Bulgarian economy pop up as conversational topic, the outsourcing sector is among the first to come to mind. And rightfully so.
What a business needs in order to develop and grow? Ideas, people and technologies are of utmost importance, but without proper spaces for goods storage and for work places for the specialists everything else would be unthinkable. In the recent years the office, industrial and logistic properties not only in Sofia, but also in Bulgaria, developed. The explanation is obvious – the Bulgarian economy is growing, largely due to manufacture, export and import, the outsourcing and IT industry.
People are important and without them the success of a company is impossible. Everyone in the field of business says that in one way or another, particularly during corporate events when managers face the employees for the usual speeches and addresses.
Language and our ability to communicate with complex linguistic structures is one of humans' defining features that separate them from other animals. But the skill to communicate, particularly when the two sides are speaking different languages, is full with underwater rocks and risks for mistakes and misunderstanding.
Modern economy is impossible without debts. They provide funding to start-ups and established companies to develop new ideas, manufacture, staff; they give individuals stability when puchashing property, goods or pursuing better education, and also provide oportunity to states to develop their economy, infrastructure, social policies. However, as with everything else, debt should be approached with care – both by the ones who offer it and the ones who seek it.
Bulgaria's advantages as a destination for holiday, spa, culture and nature tourism can hardly be disputed. But in the past few years the country has expanded its attractiveness as a conference destination as well. The positive effect of this is visible with the naked eye – it brings to the country spending visitors and generates both income and interest in other fields of Bulgarian economy and tourism.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step": the popular quote by Lao Tsu is relevant for business, too. Many of the innovations, the companies and the products that we now consider a necessity have started with a single step, a bold idea, an enthusiastic team, a lot of work and the right dose of luck.